LA’s Sexiest Jazz Clubs
11647 San Vicente Blvd
Located in Brentwood, Baltaire is a chic and elegant steakhouse fitted with beautiful mid-century decor and stunning ambience. Next to the main dining room is a low-lit cocktail lounge with plush leather couches, a grand fireplace and full bar featuring both Old and New World libations for your drinking pleasure. Whether it be a full ensemble or just the baby grand piano that comes to life with the mellow sounds of warm, West Coast jazz, the lounge at the Baltaire is the perfect place to meet and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine.
108 W. 2nd St. #101
Wednesday nights at the Edison feature the fabulous talents of famed percussionist, Willie McNeil along with a revolving cast of the finest jazz musicians working in Los Angeles today. Located in downtown Los Angeles, the Edison is an ideal environment to experience the cool sounds of classic jazz, swing and the sultry music of film noir. The ambience is created from a unique and sexy celebration of industrial invention and history that fuses the elements of art and science in a display that can only be expressed as pure magic. The perfect place for a romantic escape into another world through music and fine drink, the Edison lights the way.
The Little Easy
216 W. 5th St.
New Orleans comes to life in the heart of downtown inside the Alexandria Hotel at The Little Easy bar and lounge. This intimate venue, with a nod to the seductive atmosphere of the South is a shining jewel amid LA’s many hidden treasures. A winding hallway gives way to a beautiful indoor courtyard which contains an impressive bar and ample seating to watch the jazz unfold from the stage within. The music is pure New Orleans, invoking the smoke, magic and warmth of summer nights and the promise of temptations and good times under the Magnolia shade. The Little Easy is a fantastic destination for a romantic night of fantasy, intrigue and good old fashioned fun.
300 S. Doheny Dr.
Located in Beverly Hills, The Blvd Lounge inside the Four Seasons Hotel is the perfect locale to catch live jazz and sophisticated cocktails in a chic, romantic atmosphere. With its large windows that overlook the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Rodeo Drive, and its large, loft style ceilings, this lounge makes for perfect people watching and fine dining. Whether you want to stop by for dinner or just have drinks and soak up the classy atmosphere, The Blvd is one of LA’s most celebrated night spots. Music is featured Thursday through Sunday nights.
Vibrato Grill and Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen Circle
The Vibrato Grill is one of LA’s premiere jazz hot spots. Owned and conceived by the legendary musical icon, Herb Alpert, this venue provides the ultimate dining and entertainment experience rolled into one hip package. Featuring top performers from around the world on a nightly basis, the Vibrato Grill offers stunning, low-lit ambience and clear sight lines of the stage from every angle of the venue. Everything about the Vibrato experience speaks to pure style and class, making it an excellent selection for a romantic evening for two on the town.
Pips on La Brea
1356 S. La Brea Ave
Specializing in tantalizing, authentic Italian cuisine and out of this world, live Jazz music, Pips on La Brea has steadily made a name for itself with both foodies and music lovers alike. An intimate and stylish venue with a newly renovated patio, Pips is a comfortable place to stretch out and make yourself feel perfectly at home for a relaxing night of food, music and drink. While excellent for a dinner date, it also serves well as a great meeting place for wine or cocktails before embarking on your further adventures into LA’s sexy nightlife.
Catalina Bar and Grill
6725 Sunset Blvd
With a stage that’s been blessed by the presence of legendary jazz greats, of which there are simply too many to name, and with its charming supper club style, Catalina Bar and Grill is well established as one of the finest venues for seeing the best and brightest stars of jazz in Los Angeles. In the darkened glow of candle light and surrounded by seductive tones of deep red, Catalina Bar and Grill is everything one could want to fulfill the modern experience of an old school jazz club. Excellent for the beginnings of an intimate night of romance, the music and atmosphere truly capture the imagination, allowing for an evening nothing short of pure magic.
The Tap Room
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave
Located in Pasadena inside the iconic, Langham Hotel, The Tap Room is like stepping back into a grander, elegant and more luxurious era. Chandeliers, stunning dark wood walls and posh seating create a warm space and a feeling of ease and grace while sipping award winning cocktails and listening to the sounds of upbeat, swinging music. Featuring live jazz, starting Thursday nights and throughout the weekend, The Tap Room is the perfect place to hide away and reinvent yourself or celebrate a decadently, classy night of romance with that special someone.
Riviera 31 at the Sofitel
8555 Beverly Blvd
Nestled in the grand Sofitel Luxury Hotel, Riviera 31 is a lounge that conjures and reimagines the feel and atmosphere of the iconic French Riviera. Framed in deep reds and contrasting black, legendary photographer Edward Quinn’s images abound through the room. A blend of French style and contemporary Los Angeles, the Riviera is also an excellent room to experience live jazz and music as the evening unfolds. Mouth watering, hand-crafted libations, an extensive wine list and stellar French cuisine add that extra special something for a beautiful night of luxury, romance and seductive jazz.
Sunday Night Jazz at the W Hollywood Hotel
6250 Hollywood Blvd
The long running and popular Sunday Jazz Night at the W Hollywood Hotel has reinvented itself as the Sunday Soul Revue but still retains its sexy, jazz influence. Held at the Wet Deck lounge by the W’s rooftop pool, you can revel in the sounds of soothing soul and experience the phenomenal dancing of Brooke Lynn’s Burlesque Show. With its rooftop views, electric atmosphere and the abundance of beautiful people who flock here every week, this is a great destination for bringing friends together, hanging out and enjoying the cool vibes of the city at night.
11700 Wilshire Blvd
A long standing favorite in the Brentwood neighborhood, Bandera features live jazz music every night of the week along with an incredible menu and outstanding wine and drink list. Soft lights illuminate modern art, as patrons converge at the bar and sip expertly crafted cocktails and engage in quiet conversation as the jazz ensemble provides the perfect soundtrack for the evening. An intimate and sophisticated venue, Bandera is perfect for simply grabbing drinks with friends or sharing a beautiful meal with that special person in your life.
118 E. 6th St.
A speakeasy style bar located in a refurbished storage room of Cole’s, LA’s oldest restaurant and public house, The Varnish is the epitome of classy cool and sophistication. Live jazz is featured every Tuesday after nine o’clock as well as Sundays. The music enlivens the low-lit and intimate space with a well added touch of authenticity that creates the sexy, distinctive feel of LA’s classic, golden era. A moving piece of living history with its eyes set firmly to the future, The Varnish is an excellent night spot for award-winning cocktails and a chic, stylish ambience set in the heart of downtown LA.
Casa del Mar
1910 Ocean Way
Built in 1926, the beautiful Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica offers the opportunity to experience delicious cocktails and cool jazz with an ocean breeze twist at its Terrazza Lounge. This is definitely a place to enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset, looking toward the ocean with the silhouette of palm trees in the distance. The ambience at the Terrazza is subtle, warm and inviting, the music providing that special air of romance and mystery as you enjoy drinks or light dinner fare for the evening. This beachside treasure is a captivating hideaway from the daily grind, perfect for both spending time with friends or more romantic interludes.
448 S. Hill St
It would be difficult to imagine a better a place than Perch to soak up excellent jazz and the authentic syle of true bohemian, Parisian flair. Located downtown with stunning views of the LA skyline, this French rooftop bistro is a deliciously sexy and romantic venue that is perfectly designed for both casual drinks or an enchanting dinner date. With its antique furnishings, ornate fireplace and posh seating, Perch has expertly captured the magical ambience of Paris, bringing something truly unique and special to downtown LA.
1760 N. Vermont Ave
A true Hollywood landmark, The Dresden has been featured in numerous films and is a well-known celebrity hot spot. Part classy continental restaurant and part swanky lounge, jazz legends Marty and Elaine have been performing here five nights a week since 1982. Playing a tight set of classic standards in the old showbiz style, witnessing a performance by Marty and Elaine at the Dresden has become an absolute rite-of-passage for any newcomer to Los Angeles. Fantastic food, excellent service and captivating entertainment create a distinct and remarkable night of excellence at one of Hollywood’s greatest places to see and be seen.
515 W. 7th St.
Boasting one of the largest selections of premium whiskey in the West, Seven Grand has redefined the classic cocktail and bar experience in downtown. With the appearance of a vintage hunting lodge, the darkened interior reveals various taxidermy and an abundance of deer head trophies lining the walls. Jazz and blues bands play near the main bar giving the vintage ambience a dramatic and authentic weight, as you select from an almost impossibly large selection of fine whiskeys. With its classy aesthetic, intimate corners and small lounge areas, Seven Grand is the perfect escape from the everyday with a group of friends or romantic interest.
7746 Santa Monica Blvd
Located in the bustling heart of West Hollywood, Now Boarding is a vintage, aviation themed bar that echoes the style and luxury of the golden era of air travel. An intimate space decked in mid-century modern decor, the low-lit interior is fantastic for sipping classic cocktails, sampling the “in-flight’ dinner fare and enjoying the live music that contributes to the vintage ambience. This a great destination for having pre-dinner drinks before a night on the town, given its ideal central location. Get your tickets now because this is one flight that you will definitely want to catch!
West Restaurant and Lounge at the Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Ln.
The stunning, panoramic views from the seventeenth floor of the Hotel Angeleno at this simple, yet elegant restaurant and lounge are both breathtaking and inspiring. West is an environment to explore local boutique wines and delicious California cuisine while relishing the view. The live jazz music creates the perfect accompaniment, setting a romantic mood which is perfect for a special evening for two. Sunset is the best time for drinks or dinner as you’re able to watch the sun sink low in the western sky and watch as twilight gives way to the warm twinkling of the electric lights of Los Angeles below.
The Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd
The luxurious and historical Culver Hotel is home to a fantastic music scene as the main lobby transitions into everything from a piano bar, a supper club or swank speakeasy with ease and grace. The distinctive vintage atmosphere, a reflection of the Culver’s long history, is present with the glow of candlelight, flickering projector screens and shabby chic furnishings. Perfect for a first date or relaxing with friends, the Culver Hotel offers an authentic and stylish night life experience embellished by the cool sounds of swinging jazz and hand crafted cocktails.
404 S. Figueroa St.
Located downtown in the Westin Bonadventure Hotel, the BonaVista Lounge offers some of the most dazzling views of the city by night. Chic and stylish, this rotating cocktail lounge located all the way on the 34th floor is a sexy and sophisticated space, ideal for an evening of romance. The appetizers and drinks are superb as the subtle sounds of a sultry jazz band or a single piano fill the room, lending a soft and sensual ambience that blends perfectly with the majestic views of the sparkling city lights.
Le Petit Paris
418 S. Spring St.
Found inside the classic El Dorado Building, Le Petit Paris is a beautiful restaurant that takes full advantage of its size by creating a stately tribute to elegance and style, all the while retaining the allure of its vintage history. Featuring two bars, a mezzanine level and large outdoor patio, the atmosphere at Le Petit Paris is ideal for a sexy, cosmopolitan dinner affair or drinks. Decadent crystal chandeliers illuminate the way toward a grand staircase which leads to an intimate lounge above, completing the romantic picture with fireplace and candlelight. The sounds of jazz echo from inside as you sip expertly made cocktails, share good times and bask in the artful luxury of this downtown treasure.
Townhouse and The Del Monte
52 Windward Ave
One of LA’s oldest bars with a scandalous and colorful past, The Townhouse and The Del Monte in Venice were first established in 1915. With two distinct floors, the Townhouse located above has a warm, friendly neighborhood feel, a gathering place for locals and tourists alike. Downstairs is The Del Monte, an original prohibition-era speakeasy and noted bootlegger rendevouz point, that features live music and jazz during most nights of the week. Vintage booths with dim, decorative lighting and a beautiful bar set a nostalgic and romantic mood as the music moves through this once secret and forbidden space. The service here is excellent and there is always a tremendous amount of talent that graces its stage. The perfect venue to explore after a romantic day at the beach.